Originally Posted by Edd Roush
I can see that hesitation. What percentage chance do you think he has to master a third pitch? My feeling is if you have good velocity and you have mastered one other pitch, how hard could it be to master a third pitch? I would think he has a very good chance (~80%) to learn one more pitch and be an effective starter.
I don't think its nearly that high. If it were, a ton of relievers would be starters. He has had three seasons in the minors now and he hasn't yet come close to throwing a reliable third pitch.